SEC520 - Internet Security

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Subject Title
Internet Security

Subject Description
This subject explores issues surrounding web site construction, operation, and maintenance from a security point of view. Students will learn how to identify attack types from both internal and external sources. Students will learn how to build secure servers. Major topics will include document encryption, server protection, and defense strategies. Example web servers for both Windows and UNIX/LINUX will be investigated.

Credit Status
1 Credit for CNS/CTY Diploma Students

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

- Identify the role of security in the provision of an Internet service
- Identify authentication, authorization, and access control elements of a security configuration
- Understand Windows and Unix/Linux security foundations
- Identify common types of server vulnerabilities
- Test a server for vulnerabilities
- Harden a server against threats
- Configure an intrusion detection system
- Configure a firewall
- Configure server activity logging and interpret logs
- Configure secure access to a server for content and server administration
- Configure and use encryption technologies including ssh and kerberos
- Configure a web site to control access to content using passwords, client certificates and advanced login protocols

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.